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    October 8, 2012
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skies and also nice to throw a little breeze in there. look for highs to be very close to yesterday's numbers but coming down slightly. here is sal. steve, good morning. northbound 101 looks pretty good approaching the 80 split. san francisco much calmer than it has been. also the morning commute looks pretty good on westbound bay bridge coming up to the bay gates. it's 4:59 let's gone go back to the desk. we begin with protestors who smashed windows and splattered paint in downtown oakland leaving a lot to clean up this morning. tara moriarty is live at city hall in oakland. one of the many buildings protestors vandalized last night. >> reporter: yes some of the windows that protestors smashed have been bordered up at this time. but there is still a hole here in the front door of city hall that remains exactly as it was last night. demonstrators threw paint balls and smashed windows at city hall. the national berkeley lab office and three banks.
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the group of about 200 people gathered at frank ogawa plaza last night. they timed the rally to coincide with the 11th anniversary of the start of the war in afghanistan. around 7:15 the group headed north on west grand avenue. circled back to city hall and that is when the violence broke out. some luxury cars were also vandalized. >> just because we have a nice car, i don't know. we worked hard for our money. >> we live in oakland and to see our hometown come to shambles like this. >> reporter: the march only lasted 40 minutes and that did not give police enough time to call in mutual aid or make enough arrests. there is a security presence here at city hall to make sure nobody tries to break in. we'll of course keep you updated if we hear anymore information. live in oakland i'm tara moriarty ktvu channel 2 news. if you thought gas prices were high over the weekend,
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guess what, they went up again while you were sleeping overnight. ktvu channel 2 reporter matt keller is in our newsroom with on how the governor is trying to step in to help. good morning, matt. >> reporter: we just got the new numbers. for the third straight day the average price for a gallon of regular hit another all time high at $4.67 a gallon. of course in the bay area you are paying a few cents more at $4.71 a gallon. drivers are frustrated at the high costs. especially compared to the rest of the country. now governor jerry brown is trying to help by ordering state smog regulators to allow winter blend to be sold in california earlier than usual to bring down prices. winter blend gas isn't typically sold until october 31st. he hopes by selling it now it would increase supplies by bringing down prices. the high prices are changing driving habits. >> i try not to drive unless i really have to. >> i'm grateful and i only use
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the bike when necessary. >> reporter: the dramatic surge in prices came after a southern california refinery went down a week ago. it came back online friday. analysts say they expect prices to stabilize in the coming days. now this might make you feel a little better this morning. a gas station in long beach has the priciest gas at $6.66 a gallon. it could be worse. it may be a sign of the times, roseville police are investigating the theft of nearly 1,000 gallons of gas from a shell station. stations manager says security cameras caught the thief stealing gas on three different occasions. police say a man in a pickup truck somehow disabled the meter and pumped gas into a tank in the bed of his truck. president obama will be back in san francisco to raise even more money for his reelection campaign. the president will begin a day
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in the valley. then he will head to the bay area for three fundraisers. the first is a small event. followed by two fundraisers at the bill graham civic auditorium. and a concert with john legend. the president attended fundraisers in los angeles yesterday following a concert featuring john bob joe i have, stevey wonder and jennifer hudson. republican presidential nominee mitt romney is scheduled to deliver sam foreign policy -- deliver a foreign policy speech today. the changes romney said he would make in middle east policy. early voting in california. if you want to vote early head
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to your county election office. most offices will be closed today because of columbus today. ballots for those voting by mail will be sent tomorrow. 32 states and the district of columbia offer some form of early voting. u.s. park police officers shot at a would-be car thief who is accused of trying to run him over. it started at 6:30 saturday night when officers saw the suspect trying to steal a car on lincoln boulevard. investigators say the suspect jumped into a tan buick that was waiting nearby and drove toward the officer. the police are looking for that vehicle. a judge will soon decide whether or not to postpone pg&e pipeline hearings. the ongoing hearings follow the deadly explosion in san bruno two years ago. on friday the california public utilities commission filed a motion to postpone the hearings until next month. jerry hill says he will ask the judge to reject that request. power has been restored to thousands of customers in hayward following a crash that took out a power pole.
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a driver hit a power pole near cheney lane around 3:00 yesterday morning. at the height of the outage about 5,000 customers were out power. let's see how traffic is looking on the east shore freeway. normally the busiest freeway around the bay area. >> right now it's looking okay. it is getting busy though as you mentioned as you drive through vallejo. right here in berkeley it looks good. it hasn't been a really bad drive at all. as a matter of fact, it continues to be a nice drive on 24 and on 580. also getting to this area. if you are leaving the house, you don't have to worry about road work. the richmond, san rafael bridge traffic looks very nice. as you are new to the bay bridge teleplay traffic looks good. today should be a much easier day in san francisco after the last few. it has been tough finding parking. even bart should return to normal levels. the morning drive is looking pretty good if you are driving
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on the livermore valley commute. westbound 580 that looks good. as we take a look at the nimitz freeway traffic looks good. and then the southbound traffic that is a soar nice drive. driving into the south bay if you are on the peninsula it should be no trouble getting to the airport. and san francisco we saw that northbound 101 traffic still looks good and so does 280 getting into the downtown area. there is no baseball game today in the bay area. 5:07 let's go to steve. >> sal, thank you. a very good morning under clear skies. our little low has been here for two plus weeks. just been -- it needs something to move it along and it's finally happening. it looks like it will come close to the bay area by tomorrow and start to go right parallel to the coast. sunny and breezy day. chilly morning no doubt. 40s and low 50s for many. this system might give us a few high clouds later on today. i think overall a sunny to mostly sunny day.
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44 santa rosa. napa 46. look at san jose right at 50 degrees. there are some cooler readings west, southwest 21. wind picking up out of the delta. you can see the system right there is finally bumping that low along. if it went right over us then we might have to throw in wide spread. partly sunny. into tomorrow partly cloudy to the south but the track all signs point to the track heading toward monterey or santa cruz mountains. sunny and breezy today. a little cooler. cool to mild to nice. 60s and 70s some very low 70s. throw in a few clouds tuesday into wednesday. on thursday a little breezy. it does look sunny and a little warmer into the weekend. thank you, steve.
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it's a new development in the death of u.s. ambassador to libya chris stevens. a new development shows the threats he faced in benghazi libya. the daily beast obtained a cable obtained by stevens. the diplomatic message shows how dangerous it was to rely on libyan force for security. the cable was september on september 11th the day stevens died. u.s. information coming in this morning surrounding that deadly shoot of course a u.s. border federal -- shooting of a u.s. border patrol agent. he apparently opened fire on two of his colleagues thinking they were armed smugglers. he was killed when the other agents returned fire. agents were in the area checking on a sensor that had gone off. the shooting happened in a
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hilly area known for illegal trafficking. police in colorado say a backpack found in denver suburb likely belonged to a missing ten-year-old girl. it was found about six miles from jessica ridgeway's home. she was last seen leaving for school on friday. she was not reported missing for eight hours because her mother works the overnight shift and missed calls from the school. republican presidential nominee mitt romney will once again go after president obama today. this time attacking the president's foreign policy. as ktvu jacqueline fell reports. romney will tell voters romney will do things differently if he is elected. >> reporter: it could be a big day for the republican presidential candidate mitt romney. the latest poll debate shows the race is tied. mitt romney picking up a couple points from his debate
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performance last week. now we are expected to learn more today about the republican challenger foreign policy plans. romney will tell voters at a rally in virginia how he would change course if elected. if expected he would go after the president of handling in attacks. the obama campaign is already fighting back. a spokesperson says we're not going to be lectured by someone who has been an unmitigated disaster on foreign policy. now more on what romney is expected to say at his virginia rally in another hour and why we are talking about foreign policy just a month from the election when of course the economy is the biggest ticket item. reporting in washington jacqueline fell ktvu channel 2 news. it's been called the worst wild fire season on record and the forest service ran out of money to fight the flames. at the end of august funding ran out to pay for the firefighters, fire trucks, and aircraft that fight the flames so the department of agricultural which runs the forest service borrowed from
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other forest management programs the ones that aim to prevent the big fires to begin with. congress only provided half the $1 billion it costs to fight the fires this year. new report is calling u.s. navies explanation for radiation contamination on treasure island inadequate. california health regulators says the report does not exemployer the possibility that the base may have been dusted with radio active ash or soaked with aid owe active sewage. . the navy acknowledges the history was more wide spread than they thought. british researcher john gerdon were awarded the prize for discovering that certain cells of the body can be reprogrammed into stem cells. it's a discovery that scientists hope to turn into
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new treatments. other nobel prizes include physic, chemistry, literature, and peace. >> their work is exciting. 5:15 is the time. let's check in with sal. any problems? >> well, there have been minor ones. nothing major right now, pam. and ken. right now traffic continues to move along pretty well around the bay area when it comes to getting your commute under way in the east bay 880 looks pretty good and there are no major problems here. no trouble getting to the bay bridge toll plaza. also the morning commute is looking good westbound at the toll plaza. so there is not a big delay. usually about an hour from now is when we see delays. it's unclear whether or not since today is a holiday for some people if we will see a big crowd. if you are driving in san francisco the traffic looks pretty good. a little bit farther south there was a reported accident on 380 near 101. so far they haven't been able to find it. 5:16 let's go to steve. >> thank you, sal. we have mostly clear skies. a little bit of patchy fog
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tomorrowing here. the nights are long. temperatures a little chilly. and so a few areas. sonoma county airport reporting fog. this system is inching closer. that will play into our weather this week. sonoma county airport 44. some fog. 48 san rafael. napa 46. 50 san jose. 52 antioch. i think vacaville is 49. there is cool readings. not much of a breeze expect delta breeze decided to kick up. the low is finally moving. it's been here for over two weeks. it hasn't had anything to bump it along. that system right there is bumping it along. all signs point toward this low coming right toward us and going down the coast and heading in around monterey. so partly cloudy tomorrow. possibility of a few showers. but i think you have to go rather far south to find them. we'll mention it santa cruz mountains maybe monterey. today though looks sunny, nice. maybe a few clouds later on. this is your cloud and rain forecast.
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you can see how everything stays to the south or up in the sierra nevada and it's very, very weak. so we will get some clouds out of it. really i doubt much. we could use our first rain. sunny and breezy a little cooler. windows picked up. 60s and 70s. temperatures coming down about five degrees from sunday's high temps. clouds partly cloudy tuesday and wednesday. ken and pam. >> thank you, steve. all the major european markets are in the red this morning after the world bank cut its growth forecast for east asia. overnight much of the same for the markets in asia. taiwan and south korea posted the biggest losses. checking in on our numbers certainly effecting stocks here as well the futures indicate a lower opening for us. it was a mixed market on friday. we'll get a better indication though as we get closer to the opening bell.
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the chinese company that assembles applesiphones denies reports there was a work stoppage but chinese media says work was suspended temporarily at foxx conn. that is after an assembly line employee assaulted a quality control inspector. both sides agree that the workers are back on the job today. it was a little crazy in the city this past weekend. cramped tour buses, packed restaurants. the success the city of san francisco is celebrating this morning and why some visitors were left searching for alternatives to their original plans. new details could prove whether lance armstrong is guilty of doping. experts say the proof is in the blood tests. you can wake up with ktvu every morning get the mornings top stories that develop while you were sleeping sent straight to your cell phone every weekday morning at 6:00 a.m.. you can get your ktvu morning wakeup call by texting the word wakeup to 70123. ask me what it's like when my tempur-pedic moves.
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armed doping. taking blood out a month before a race and reinjecting it to increase oxygen. the political world is remembering former lieutenant governor and congressman mervyn dymally. he worked as an organizer and janitor before entering politics. he served in both houses of the state legislature and spent more than a decade in congress. dymally passed away over the weekend in los angeles. he was 86. big crowds turned out to be big business in san francisco this weekend with almost a dozen major events happening in the city, hotel rooms were all booked up. that left some people searching for other options in other nearby cities. cab drivers and sightseeing tours say their profits were triple what they would normally get on a given weekend. the cash is welcome and a big boost for the local economy. >> this is our busiest weekend of the year.
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definitely our season finale into the end of summer. >> some are calling this the busiest weekend in san francisco history. they brought major congestion and had a lot of people leaving their cars at home. coming up we'll tell you which public transportation agency is celebrating a big boost in the number of riders. dish network and the ginett corporation have expanded contract talks. they have not been able to agree on new fees. so far no viewers have been effected and neither company is commenting on the he will ascend to the stray
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tice fear in a balloon harnessed cable. he hopes to break two records first free falling the farthest ever at 117,000 feet and falling the fastest eventually breaking the sound barrier. good luck. >> wow. 5:24 is the time. sal how can you top that? >> i'm not going to try. we are just going to keep our feet on the ground. let's take a look at what we have now if you are driving on the freeways starting in san jose. northbound 280 traffic looks pretty good. and no trouble on 17 getting down to the valley. also this mornings commute has been looking pretty good if you are driving on the san mateo or dumbarton bridge. the traffic on 880 still off to a nice start. we are thinking maybe today, today some people do celebrate columbus day we might have lighter than usual traffic. livermore to castro valley commute looks pretty good. no major problems driving over to the castro valley.
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at 5:25 let's go to steve. >> sal, thank you. mostly clear skies. a little bit of patchy fog. overall cool 40s and very low 50s. it will be sunny to mostly sunny today. i think we will get a few clouds later on. highs come down a little bit. 60s and mainly low 70s. all right thank you, steve. state agency wants to put thebreaks on san francisco car services. why they say the companies could be putting their drivers and passengers at risk. pumpkin growers trying to set a world record in half-moon bay. we'll take you down there. and conflicting stories over why the protestor were arrested in in san francisco over the weekend. we'll hear from both sides.
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welcome back to ktvu morning news. it's monday october 8 i'm ken wayne. >> i'm pam cook. nice to have you here, ken. steve paulson is here as well. how is the weather? >> cool. good to see you here, ken. we have temperatures in the 30s and 40s and 50s. a little cooler than sunday. we had mid 70s on sunday. they come down today. look for 60s and mainly low 70s today. here is sal. good morning. right now traffic is moving along pretty well if you are driving on the commute. 380 eastbound to northbound 101 there is a crash on that ramp. watch for flashing lights in the area. no major injuries.
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this is is a look at the westbound bay bridge that traffic looks pretty good coming up to the pay gate. we're seeing a little bit more crowding now. coming up on 5:30 let's go back to the desk. san francisco police say many of the protestors arrested on saturday were suspected in a similar protest last month. these are some of the 11 men and nine women police rounded up on california and battery streets in san francisco. officers say they were wearing black clothing and masks and tried to conduct a march on market street without a permit. this is video of the police moving in to arrest the protestors. they are accused of trying to block the road and damage cars and businesses. people that support the protestors say officers should not have been so violent during the arrest. >> cops were hitting people and shoving batons into people and slamming people around. >> definitely reasonable force. officers were confronted with
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projectiles. >> police added one officer was hurt when he was hit in the head by something the protestors flew. many damages businesses and a police station in a similar protest in the mission district last month. in overnight news oakland police are investigating a shooting that left one person injured and it happened just after 11:00 last night on church street. police say the victims showed up at the east mont police station in a car that was riddled with bullets. you see there. we don't know the victims condition this morning. and so far no arrests have been made. an investigation is under way after a body was found inside a car in east oakland. the body was found around 5:00 yesterday afternoon at richy and olive street. police say the body was wrapped in cloth and appeared to have been in the car for awhile. investigators have not yet said if the body is of that of a male or female. nation-wide outbreak of meningitis is spreading. dozens of people have been
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infected. coming up what that outbreak is being linked to. gas prices went up yet again while you were sleeping overnight. matt keller is in the newsroom with more on how the governor is trying to step in and help the situation. >> reporter: governor brown believes his latest move will stop the rapid rise. he ordered state smog regulators to allow winter blend to be soldier than usual. it's typically sold after halloween. few refineries outside of california are making summer blend gas. when a refinery here in the state goes down like it did a week ago in southern california the prices surged to record highs. for some people driving is their jobs and these prices are hurting businesses. >> and the price of the fare still the same. so i'm really taking the heat. >> reporter: aaa reported this morning that the average price for a gallon of gas rose for
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the third straight day. hitting another record high at $4.67 a gallon. they predict the average price could peak as high as $4.85 before coming back down. reporting live in newsroom matt keller ktvu channel 2 news. state regulators are cracking down on two companies that claim to be a high-tech alternative to taxis. the california public utilities commission ordered -- to make sure drivers are properly licensed, screened, and insured to carry passengers. according to a notice sent to the companies, the commission has the right to impound cars and impose fines of up to $5,000 a day or even jail time. it's the day pumpkin growers have been waiting for. allie rasmus is joining us now from the half-moon bay pumpkin weighoff where growers are competing for $25,000 prize and a chance to set a world record.
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allie. >> reporter: they will get that $25,000 prize if they beat the world record. but the stage is set behind us in downtown half-moon bay. the weigh off doesn't start for a few more hours but you can see some of the top contenders have arrived. and all of these pumpkins you see here are at least 1400 pounds. now the growers are competing for thousands of dollars in prizes. last years first prize winner took home an $11,000 prize. he had a 1700-pound pumpkin. but thad is one of the top competitors. can you tell us how big you think it is? how much it weighs? >> boy we don't like to guess at this point. i'm going to guess it's going to be a personal best. that's as far as i'm going. >> reporter: you told me
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earlier you are a little superstitious about getting ahead of yourself and estimating what it will be. it's fair to judge it's at least 1600 pounds? >> yeah. we hope for the best and fear for the worst. >> reporter: what does it take to grow something like this? >> a whole summer of work. there is many many hours that go into this. we spend all summer with them. >> reporter: and you've been here before. you are pretty experienced. >> yeah. this is my favorite way. i try to make it down here as often as i can. >> reporter: what was the biggest challenge in growing this? >> the biggest challenge i grow a greenhouse. greenhouse has a lot of disease and pressures. just keeping it healthy. >> reporter: good luck to you. as we mentioned not only does the first prize winner get $6 for every pound their pumpkin weighs in at. you're talking about 1700-pound pumpkin that is an $11,000
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prize. if someone breaks the world record, that grower will get a $25,000 extra prize. there is a lot of money at stake here. the bigoff starts at 7 -- the weighoff starts at 7:00 and we will be here to bring it to you. >> we'll see you at 7:00. thanks. the streets of san francisco should start to look normal again this morning after a very busy weekend in the city. despite having more than a million visitors in the city, things went pretty well. there is only one more event happening today. one big event. that is the final day of fleet week. other events included the castro street fair. the hardly strictly blues grass festival. and the san francisco 49ers and the giants of course at home playing. you can tell it was a busy weekend in the city by just looking at the traffic on the streets and the big crowds on public transportation. bart broke its weekend ridership record on saturday with more than 319,000
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passenger. on muni it was standing room only. but passengers say despite the tight conditions, they did manage to get where they needed to go. >> very crowded. it was super crowded. >> i probably say this is the most packed i have ever seen it. >> i commute in rush hour and i've been to giants games. i've seen it all. >> some people decided to get around the city by bicycle to avoid all of that traffic congestion. we put together a slide show of all the weekend events on ktvu.com just click on the photos tab on the home page. time to check in with sal. 5:37. ken is not used to being up and talking this early. we've got to give him a break. >> i feel him. >> and the coffee machine is broken. i can't function without coffee. >> we've got to get on that. let's take a look at what we have now. traffic is moving along pretty well around the bay area. we're hoping for an easier day although we do see a lot of people on the east shore
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freeway heading out to the mccarthur maze. no major problems westbound. i see flashing lights eastbound near gill man. it doesn't seem to be slowing traffic. the traffic at the toll plaza is not crowded yet. no major problems getting into the city. we'll keep watching that for you. usually doesn't get crowded until 6:15. and if you're driving from livermore to castro valley it's a nice looking drive so far. we are looking at contra costa county highway 4 a little bit slow. antioch still looks good. and between walnut creek on 24 and oakland it is a nice drive. let's go to steve. thank you. a big thanks. our system is still finally inching closer toward us. we've been out here for two weeks but it is on the move. finally getting a little help along by another system in the pacific. now it did warm up on sunday. still in the comfort zone. 76 is popular. napa, concord, livermore, gilroy. not today. napa to 71. concord to 72. so temperatures will be a fine
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line today. santa rosa 43 degrees. napa at 46. 50 for san jose. proposals oak temperatures oak -- temperatures oakland 51. all because the low is inching closer towards us. fit came right over us later today or tomorrow i would say possibility of showers. as it looks every forecast model takes it right to the golden gate and right down the coast. that would be tuesday into wednesday. the track looses like there is not a lot of moisture but there is some. we'll get some clouds out of this later today. closer to the coast i would think san mateo, santa cruz coastline. also up in the central sierra nevada this is a very weak system. we have yet to have a system break down. 60s or very, very low 70s today and tomorrow. we may cool down a little bit more. sunny and breezy today. but 60s and 70s all the way to
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clearlake. walnut creek 71. 65 alameda. livermore 62 degrees. 68 santa cruz. sunnyvale at 71. 71 woodside. a lot of 70s including palo alto. sunly sunny and crowdie. farther south you go into wednesday it does look warmer over the weekend. >> thank you, steve. don't want you to freak out yet but the bayer baseball teams are on the brink of elimination. the feat each team must accomplish in order to stay alive in the playoffs. a devastating end to what is supposed to be a special day. the deadly fight that broke out between two wedding parties in philadelphia. good morning, highway 4 traffic is getting a little slower. we'll tell you more about the morning commute and the bay weather.
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good morning. skies are mostly clear. a little bit of patchy fog and temperatures today will come down a little bit. a lot of 60 z and low 70s. good morning. thanks, steve. here's a quick look at the top stories we are follows for you right now. protestors damaged buildings in downtown oakland last night. they smashed windows at city hall and on several buildings along franklin street. the violence stems from an antiwar protest on the anniversary of the start of the war in afghanistan. president obama returns to san francisco to attend fundraisers for his reelection campaign. the president will appear at a small event at the intercontinental hotel this afternoon and dinner and concert at the bill graham civic auditorium later tonight. governor brown is taking
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steps to bring down california sky high gas prices. he wants companies to transition into winter blend gas ahead of schedule which would make more gas available throughout the state. a special day was ruined when two wedding parties broke into a huge fight in a philadelphia hotel. police say they tried to stop the fight between two separate wedding parties early yesterday morning. a 57-year-old man reportedly the uncle of one of the brides suffered a heart attack an later died. three people were taken into custody. several others ended up in local hospitals. it's unclear how this all started. nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak is growing. there is at least 91 confirmed cases and seven deaths. the outbreak has been linked to a steroid used to treat back pain. it was produced by a specialty pharmacy in massachusetts and since been voluntarily recalled. health officials say thousands of people could have received
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the injection. >> so this type of meningitis is not believed to be transmissible from person to person. we are really reaching out to people that have been exposed. >> the cases have been reported in nine states but so far none in california. attorneys in jerry san dusky sex abuse case will meet with a judge today. a day before he is sentenced. the former penn state assistant coach faces life in prison after being found guilty on 45 counts of child sex abuse. sandusky is expected to speak in arizona own defense at the hearing. his attorney says he does not plan to apologize and will maintain his innocence. hugo chavez has been reelected after his closest race yet. he won with 54% of the vote. his challenger who promised to run venezuela as a market economy took 45% of the vote. chavez is the longest serving president in latin america.
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the san francisco board of supervisors will finally decide tomorrow whether suspended sheriff ross mirkarimi will keep his job. the board is scheduled to vote at 2:00 p.m. tomorrow. 9 of the 11 have to vote against mirkarimi in order to permanently remove him from office. pg&e e is working to re-- pg&e is working to restore power. a 28-year-old man was killed yesterday afternoon after his car hit a tree and a power pole on pleasant hill road. 651 customers were without power at the height of the outage. about a dozen customers are still without power but it is expected to be fully restored within the hour. the units and the a's are on the -- the giants and a's are on the brink of elimination. both teams have dropped the first two games of their division series. the giants will travel to cincinnati for game three if
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that is tomorrow. ryan vogelson is set to pitch. giants now have to win three games in a row all in cincinnati in order to advance to the national league championship series. the oakland a's meantime also need to win three games in a row to advance to the american league championship series. but those games are all here at home in oakland. the a's dropped a close one in detroit yesterday with the tigers winning 5-4 on a sacrifice flay fly in the bottom of the ninth. game three is set for 6:00 tomorrow night at the cool sez -- coliseum. i know sal and a lot of fans are not too happy right now. >> no. but a lot of fans still supporting both teams. >> things -- it's not impossible. although it's not looking likely. let's move along and take a look at what we have now. traffic is moving along pretty well if you are driving on
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highway 4. it is crowded but it's not stop and go here. it's a little stop and go traffic in antioch this morning as you dry west. also the morning commute looks pretty good at the toll plaza. there is a little bit of a backup here. and if you are driving we talked about antioch let's talk about concord and walnut creek that traffic looks good. 24 looks good. and also between vallejo and pinole we're off to a decent start there. let's go to steve. >> sal, thank you. skies are ttle low finally been out in the pacific or near us for the longest time. it's getting helped along. sunny, breezy today to mostly sunny. a chilly, chilly morning. we have lots of 40s here. temperatures will settle in on the 40s and end up in the 60s or very low 70s. could be a few low clouds later as that low gets closer. patchy fog moving closer to the coast as well. 43 sonoma county airport.
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46 napa. it's a pool pattern out there. west at 21 miles an hour. west, southwest travis. the delta breeze is picking up. the low is finally on its way. if it went right over us there is no sign that will happen. it will come right to the bay area close. so tuesday would be the day when there is a possibility of a few little isolated showers. but the track looks to be mainly monterey county south. as it moves south it will clear the area. the next couple of days sunny to breezy. a little cooler especially inland. 60s and 70s on those temps. walnut creek 71. brentwood 74. 67 oakland. 72 zaire saratoga. 60 pacifica. 62 half-moon bay. partly sunny, partly cloudy. clear it out thursday and friday. your weekend always in view looks a little warmer. a few minutes ago american
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express and walmart announced they are teaming up on a reloadable prepaid card for shoppers. walmart and american express say the card is an alternative to debt and checking accounts. the program called bluebird will have a minimum balance, a usage fee and overdraft fees. consumers around the world will buy $1.3 trillion worth of goods for their phone and tablets by 2015. and it's four times as much as this year. but the researchers warn more than $1 billion of those sales will actually be used by thieves using someone elses wireless payment technology. hotel transvania by the way came in a distant second. pitch perfect.
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it is hurdling through space at this moment for an important rendezvous. it's not your typical location for a target store. we'll tell you where and when the new target store is opening its doors. ah.
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good morning. it's cold out there this morning. it it will be sunny mostly sunny today and a it will cool -- and a little cooler on the afternoon highs. three, two, one. >> scientific equipment, clothing, and ice cream along the shuttle. dragon will reach the station on wednesday and return three weeks later with experiments that have wrapped up and some trash. nearly 500 balloons took to the skies yesterday morning to launch the 41st annual
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albuquerque balloon festival. a bay area man was among three people who drowned in butte county on thursday. 23-year-old kenneth cooper was swept downstream after the sand bar he was standing on gave way. also on saturday a 53-year-old man and his two-year-old child drowned in a pond outside of the community of bigs. officials say the child fell out of an inflatable raft and the father jumped in to try to save the child. rescuers pulled both of them out of the water but they did not survive. eight people were forced out of their homes after an apartment fire. that fire started just before 2:30 yesterday afternoon at the village green apartments. major damage in the unit where the fire started. fire officials say several other apartments suffered smoke damage. no one was hurt though and the cause is still under investigation. san francisco's long awaited target store will finally be open. the grand opening is set for
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sunday october 14th. city target is one of eight urban style stores planned across the country and smaller than other target stores. the new one in san francisco takes up the entire second floor of the met treeon. we are looking to see if it will be a normal day. some people might have the day off. let's take a look at 280 in san jose. that looks pretty good getting up to highway 17. also the morning commute looks good if you are driving on the sunol grade. 680 southbound as you drive past mission boulevard. you can see here there are people out here. it's not a major commute delay. if you are driving on 80 westbound between vallejo and richmond it's getting a little crowded. it is 5:56 let's go back to the
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desk. thank you, sal. coming up next in our 6:00 hour new efforts to find the killers of a hercules woman. how a new website is expected to help the police and the public find the woman's stolen car. downtown oakland once again the target of vanned of vandals.
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we are live at city hall in oakland that got damaged some vandals attacked it. we'll tell you who did it and why and what other damage they caused. the president coming back to the bay area later on today to raise money for his reelection campaign. we'll tell you about the celebrities expected to be on hand for his fundraising events here in town. gas prices continue to rise here in the bay area. the move by governor brown that he hopes will help make it less painful for you to fill up. it's clear out there but it's also very cold, so afternoon high temps continue to creep down or edge up a little bit. we'll talk about that and maybe showers. time for the second hour